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2020 Robbie Burns Things to Know

Robbie Burns Things to Know

I hope you are excited about the Robbie Burns Dinner and Performance as I am. All of the performers have been practicing their hearts out, and we are now ready to go!

This is a relaxed semi-formal event. Most of the performers will be in kilts. If you have one, we invite you to wear yours as well. If you don’t, we ask that you dress in business casual, or better.

The doors open at 3:30pm. The performers will start at 4:30.   We will have some solo-ists, some poetry, and the Dance For Life dancers.  The Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums will then perform their set!

About 5:30pm we will be piping in the Haggis. It will then be properly addressed, and then we shall have dinner.

After dinner, we will have traditional Burns dinner activities – the toast to the Lassies, the reply, etc. After this, we will resume the performers, starting with the McRae School of Highland Dance.

There will be a silent auction held. We will be able to take cash, cheques, credit and debit.

The Fraser Highland Shoppe will also be on site.  They are donating all net proceeds from sales this weekend to the band!

There is a cash bar.

Our event typically lasts 4 hours.

You do not need to bring tickets.  We will have a list of ticket holders at the door.  However, we will only have the name of the person who purchased the ticket, so members of your group will need to know whose name the tickets are in!

The event is open seating.  We have a couple large groups for whom we will designate tables, but otherwise find an open seat and it’s yours!

How to get there!

Apple Creek Golf Course – 11064 TWP Road 275 – Airdrie, Alberta

Directions to Apple Creek Golf Course (3.5 KM North of Airdrie):

  • Head North on Deerfoot Trail to Airdrie
  • Take the last Airdrie exit and head west (Hwy 567)
  • Turn right on Main Street / Dickson Stevenson Trail and continue North for 3.5km
  • Turn left at the Apple Creek Trailer onto Township Rd 275
  • After you cross the train tracks and go up the hill, continue to the second entrance for the Apple Creek Golf Course

 

We are looking forward to seeing you there, and I hope you will have as much fun as I will!

 

Time is running out

If you have already attended one of our Robbie Burns events, we hope you remember it as fondly as we do! This year we are holding our event on the 8th of February.

Our regular priced tickets for the evening is $65 and there is a discount for groups of 5 or more! Because we need to firm up our numbers for the caterer, we need to know that you will be attending sooner than later. Therefore tickets are on sale ONLY until the 2nd of February.

We are once again fortunate to have the Highland Dancers return to perform (weren’t they adorable?). Of course the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums will also be performing a new repertoire. But as a bonus, we will also be having solo-ists, and Canadian Step Dancers performing.

We will be holding our traditional Roast Beef dinner buffet. And of course there will be Haggis!

You may purchase your tickets by the following methods:

  • online shopping cart at https://airdriescots.ca/product/burns-2020-tickets-feb-8th/?yith=32.
  • speak with a band member about purchasing tickets via cash or cheque.
  • phone our treasurer(+1-587-600-0022)
  • email our treasurer at treasurer@airdriescots.ca specifying how many tickets
    • Phone and email orders can be paid for through Credit Card, Debit or e-transfer (treasurer@airdriescots.ca).

Note we have to have the money in hand before we count the tickets for the caterer (End of Day Feb 2nd).

I sincerely hope you will join us on the 20th to help support the band, and to celebrate Robbie Burns!

Sincerely,

Cam McPeak
President
Airdrie Gaelic Society
president@airdriescots.ca

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Specific instructions for ordering online:

  1. Go to https://airdriescots.ca/product/burns-2020-tickets-feb-8th/?yith=32
  2. adjusting the number you need
  3. Take note of any coupons listed in the product description that apply
  4. hit add to cart.
  5. Click on the SHOP menu button and choose checkout.
  6. On the checkout, fill in your details. Ensure a valid email and phone number are there in case we need to contact you!
  7. Add any coupon codes that apply.
  8. Choose to pay by credit card (Paypal) or check (cash, cheque, e-transfer or Credit Card through Square-up).
  9. Click “Place Order”.
  10. Use Paypal’s site to pay, or send us an email (treasurer@airdriescots.ca) or phone (+1-587-600-0022) to arrange payment.

If you are a fan of our Facebook page or Youtube channel, you will have seen videos we took at previous year’s events. I am certain you will agree that the entertainment is great and not to be missed!

See you there!

Happy Birthday Robbie Burns!

Tomorrow (Jan 25th) is the birth day of Scotland’s National Poet Robbie Burns.  In celebration of this cultural icon, groups around the world will be holding ceremonies.

The Airdrie Gaelic Society is no different.  This year, our Robbie Burns event is on Feb 8th, and tickets can be purchased on our website.

We will be having a traditional meal of Beef, Neeps and Tatties.  The Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums will perform, as will some Highland Dancers and Canadian Step Dancers.  In addition we will have the Address to the Haggis, some poetry readings, and some of our musicians will perform solo and duet numbers.

We hope you will join us!

Slainche!

Scottish Culture presentation at Airdrie Middle School

The Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums sent members to the Ecole Airdrie Middle School today to be presenters about Scottish Culture.

Pipe Major Kevin Fraser, Piper Grace and Snare Drummer Colby spoke in 4 sessions to a total of 8 classes.  We spoke on the clan system, history of tartan, the full kilt vs the modern kilt (and separate plaid) etc.

We also played a couple of tunes for each session, and then spoke about the parts and characteristics of our instruments.

Pictures and videos may be forthcoming!

And the Winner is:

As announced earlier, we are giving away a Men in Kilts calendar donated by Big Deez’s DJ to someone who purchased an Early Bird ticket to our Robbie Burns event.

We placed the list of ticket holders into our Random Winner Selector tool, and the winner is:

<<drum roll>>

Margaret S.

Congratulations Margaret.  You may pick up your calendar at the event.

#RobbieBurns

Tickets available at https://airdriescots.ca/product/burns-2020-tickets-feb-8th/?yith=32

Happy Holidays!

We at the Airdrie Gaelic Society and the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums would like to wish you a Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings!

It has been an exciting year for us.  We performed in parades this summer as we normally do.  We had a few new musicians join us this year.  And we held our largest ever Robbie Burns event last January, such that we outgrew the venue.

We look forward to the coming year where we hope to have an even larger Robbie Burns event (tickets on sale now) as well as our regular performances and parades.  We also intend to hold a few practices in places like Nose Creek Park open to the public.

For this year we have set a fundraising goal to be able to provide partial scholarships for members of the band to attend a week long Pipe and Drums summer camp.

We thank you for your past, current, and future support of the Society.

 

Early Bird Pricing ends Sunday!

If you have been following our twitter or Facebook pages, or read the last email sent to you, you would have already heard! But if you haven’t, my fellow bandsmen and I would like to bring to your attention the fact that our event has been scheduled (Feb 8th), the venue booked (Apple Creek Golf Course), the caterer hired and the menu set.

If you’ve attended in the last few years, you know that the roast beef is to die for, and the salads, potatoes, cooked veggies and dessert are no less delicious.

I don’t want you to miss out on this buffet dinner. Therefore I am saving a seat for you at the table. Because you haven’t sent an email telling me that you are unable to attend this year, or that you aren’t interested in a Roast Beef dinner and seeing the entertainment I have lined up, I will keep sending you reminders.

Tickets are $65 a person. There are group (5+ people) discounts, as well as early bird pricing (available only until 22nd Dec 2018). Ticket sales ends on February 1st 2020.

You may purchase your tickets by the following methods:

Phone and email orders can be paid for through Credit Card, Debit or e-transfer (treasurer@airdriescots.ca).

We have an excellent lineup of performers this year. You will get to watch and hear:

  • the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums
  • Canadian Step Dancers (Dance Through Life studio).
  • Highland Dancers,
  • Scottish Country dancers,
  • pipe solo-ists; And,
  • a mystery group will be joining the ASPD for a few numbers too!

Note we have to have the money in hand before we count the tickets for the caterer.

I sincerely hope you will join us on the 8th to help support the band, and to celebrate Robbie Burns!

Sincerely,

Cam McPeak

President

Airdrie Gaelic Society

 

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p.s.

Specific instructions for ordering online:

  1. Go to https://airdriescots.ca/product/burns-2020-feb-8th/?yith=32 adjusting the number you need
  2. Take note of any coupons listed in the product description that apply
  3. hit add to cart.
  4. Click on the SHOP menu button and choose checkout.
  5. On the checkout, fill in your details.
    1. Ensure a valid email and phone number are there in case we need to contact you!
  6. Add any coupon codes that apply.
  7. Choose to pay by
    1. credit card (Paypal) or
    2. check (cash, cheque, e-transfer or Credit Card through Square-up).
  8. Click “Place Order”.
    1. Use Paypal’s site to pay, or send us an email (treasurer@airdriescots.ca) or phone (+1-587-600-0022) to arrange payment.

If you are a fan of our Facebook page or Youtube channel, you will have seen videos we took at previous year’s events. I am certain you will agree that the entertainment is great and not to be missed!

See you there!

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